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Information about novel Coronavirus from the World Health Organization (WHO)


published on 19 March 2020 67

What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Watch this short video to find out more.

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https://www.who.int/emergencies/disea...

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